International Competition Piano Val de Travers

All competitions
Date TBA
Neuchâtel, Switzerland

The International Competition Piano Val de Travers is open to pianists of any nationality from 5 to 25 years old.

The competition was created for promotion of young talents in Switzerland. They are organizing concerts for their winners  in the way to motivate them in their music studies and helping them with their future carrier.

In this difficult time, the main part of the competition will be online with recordings for the first round of each category. It means that you don’t need to spend money for accommodation and plane tickets before you will be sure to become a finalist. The quality of jury judging will not be changed and vote will be always anonymous and impartial. All recordings will be published on the YouTube channel and you will be able to take a contact with jury members if you want to get a feedback of your performance. Only one thing what you need it’s to make good recording of first round and to send us a link with application form till 20th December! For any questions, don’t hesitate to write an email info@piano.international, or a message on Whatsapp +41797582863.




Association « Les interprètes de demain ». Katja Avdeeva founder and artistic director


The participants should be aged up to 25 years old.
The competition has three rounds.


Every two years.

Next competition

TBA 2025

Next Deadline

TBA November 2024



Applicants will be admitted to participate in the competition only after the application fee is paid. Any application bank charges or commissions are payable by the applicant. The participant’s full name should be indicated in the payment reference. The application fee is non-refundable

To apply, please, send your application form and following documents by e-mail : info@piano.international

  • Application form
  • A copy of your passport or ID card (to prove your date of birth)
  • Passport photo
  • Copies of your diplomas
  • Receipt of the entrance fee payment
  • Link on YouTube or Vimeo with recording of first round for all categories: A, B and C. Recording must be in one link recorded without cuts.

The application form is available here


The competition is open to pianists of any nationality, born after 15 July 1993. The competitors are divided in three age categories:
Category A: Participants from 5 to 11 years old
Category B: Participants from 12 to 15 years old
Category C: Participants from 16 to 25 years old

Maximum 30 candidates in each category B and C will be invited to take part at the competition in Switzerland. Tree jury members will make pre-selection on the base of video-recording and application form.

The competition organizers reserve the rights to all audio and video recordings, photos, Internet publications and broadcasts of the performances and concerts during the competition.

Winners will participate in the final concert and any other events arranged by the competition organizers.

By registering to participate in the competition, the applicant accepts the competition rules.

More info here.


More details available here.



Category A
1st prize : 500 francs
2nd prize : 300 francs
3rd prize : 200 francs

Category B
1st prize : 1000 francs
2nd prize : 700 francs
3rd prize : 300 francs

Category C
1st prize : 4000 francs
2nd prize : 2000 francs
3rd prize : 500 francs


Special Prizes

Special Prize “Chambristes”-concert with ensemble at the next season

Solo recital at the festival Week-ends du piano au Temple du Bas, Neuchâtel

Recital at the festival Geilenkirchen in Germany

Recital in Switzerland organized by Uniteclassics

Recital at the Notre Festival in Couvet in 2020

EMCY Prize



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